The last baby favourites post I did when Leo was only 3 months old. He is now nearly 15 months old. Obviously that means that we have been through a whole load more products and things and Leo even has his preferences to what he likes and what he doesn’t. As in the last post, this is all my own personal opinion and what worked really well for us. That doesn’t mean that everyone will have the same outcome.
So lets begin:
Nose Frida Nasal Aspirator
We personally have the nose Frida nasal aspirator but to be honest I think any similar product would work just as well. This thing has been such a life saver on many occasions. They are a bit gross if you think about it to much as you basically have to suck the snot out of baby’s nose, therefore, if you have a heightened gag reflex I maybe wouldn’t recommend. My hubby couldn’t handle it when I asked him to do it. Even though I explained to him that no actual snot can get in to your mouth. These are so handy though if baby has a cold and is really snuffling and snotty and struggling to breathe. Leo is not particularly a huge fan of having this stuck up his nose and the snot sucked out but once he feels the relief I think he quite likes it. We also used a Saline spray with it if we felt like he was really bunged up.
Snuffle Babe Vapour Rub
Again this is just the one that we have but any similar product may be just as good. So helpful if baby has a cold. We put a bit on Leo’s feet and then some on his chest when he seems snuffly. It really seems to help open up his nose.
Baby Sleeping bags (still)
As a mum with anxiety, I still haven’t managed to make the move to give Leo a blanket at night. He has a blanket at nap time whilst I am awake and can keep a close eye on him but at night I just can’t bring myself to do it.
Okay, so most of the things I have for Leo are because I need to know and be able to see what he is doing basically all the time! I LOVE my baby monitor. It gives me such peace of mind to be able to see that he is sleeping okay and settled without having to keep going in and out of his room every twenty minutes. We haven’t quite got to the stage where we will leave him in his room to play unattended yet but I do plan on having it set up then too so that we can keep an eye on him whilst he plays. It means that he can still have his own space without me physically hovering over the top of him but I can still make sure he is safe. Call me over protective if you like but I love it.
Childs farm Baby Moisturiser
Unfortunately due to mine and hubby’s rubbish genes haha, poor Leo sometimes gets a tad bit of eczema. Luckily so far he hasn’t been too bad but we have noticed that his skin seems to have a wee flare up whenever we go down south (possibly due to a difference in the water?). We have always used child’s farm as a part of our nightly routine and have noticed that this cream does seem to get rid of any rough or itchy bits of skin very quickly. I even use it to soothe my own eczema.
So yeah, these are just a few of the products that we have for Leo that I would definitely recommend to any parents. They may not work as well for everyone but I have certainly been grateful for them on many occasions.
Light projector and noise machine
At first I didn’t want to get into the habit of using a light projector or sound machine because I didn’t want it to be something that Leo needed to fall asleep. He always managed to fall asleep on his own without a problem up until he was about 3/4 months old. As he got older and became more interactive and mobile I started to feel like he need almost a distraction at nap times and something that he could focus on instead of rolling around cooing at himself. So I bought this. Absolutely not expensive at all, from amazon. It plays some melodies and has a rain noise and a heart beat sound (which to be honest I find a bit creepy)… we always use the rain noise and put the lights on the setting where they change colour. The only downside is that they only stay on for 45 minutes maximum so we do find, if Leo isn’t fully asleep in this time, that the sudden quiet when it switches off tends to wake him up sometimes.